A cholera outbreak in Kiruguya, rising incidence of hospital-transmitted TB and Hepatitis-B are the results of poor biomedical waste management practices. It's not only a question of latex gloves, but clean-up protocol, handling and disposal of waste. Healthy children are examined and vaccinated on infected surfaces. Cleaners with minimal training are handling and transmitting preventable illnesses. My work reflects a multi-year public health study for Kenyatta University.
I hold parallel graduate degrees in environmental management and peace and security studies. I have worked for international and bilateral donor organizations to assess environmental impacts, health communication, and inter-faith relations in Kenya. All of these are critical parts of Kenya's sustainable society and ecology.
Kenya is changing fast, becoming wealthier, more populous, more diverse, more mobile. We need ideas that keep up with our changes. But the challenge seems to be knowing which methods to emulate and import, and which methods must be home-grown.